TMJ - Neuromuscular Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentist Serving Tustin, Orange, Santa Ana & Other Areas of Orange County

Did you know that you can now get relief from headaches, teeth AND jaw pain? The relationship between the joint of your jaw, your teeth and the muscles of your head and neck is a major focus for Dr. Joseph Henry.

Neuromuscular dentistry is the science of balancing the joints in the jaw to function optimally. See what one patient had to say about TMJ treatment at our office:

Orange County neuromuscular dentist Dr. Henry was the third Dentist I tried to help alleviate the pain associated with my TMJ. My symptoms consisted of a clicking sound with pain in the jaw accompanied by extreme headaches. Most days consisted of pain relievers to help me function through out the day. Since I have received corrective treatment from Dr. Henry, all of my symptoms are gone. I could never thank Dr. Henry and his staff enough. There professionalism and kindness is unsurpassed. My only wish is that I had gone to them first. - Koni

What Is Neuromuscular Dentistry?

Neuromuscular dentistry may be the key to relieve the pain and discomfort many people are suffering from.  If your teeth are worn down and chipped and you have experienced one or more of the following symptoms, an incorrect bite or jaw position may be the cause of your discomfort:

  • TMJ disorder
  • Migraines
  • Other headaches
  • Loose teeth
  • Grinding teeth
  • Facial pain
  • Receding gums
  • Shoulder, neck and back pain
  • Restricted jaw movement
  • Vertigo/dizziness
  • Ear ringing
  • Ear congestion/pressure

Our neuromuscular dentist looks at the relationship between the muscles of the jaw, the joint of the jaw and the position of the teeth. Misalignment in any of these locations has a direct effect on the whole system of opening and closing the jaw.  To find the proper balance between the three, specialized training and state-of-the-art neuromuscular dentistry technology is required.  

"Most of my adult life, I wanted to have nice teeth but never gave much thought to actually doing anything about it. As I got into my forties and fifties I began to notice that my teeth were dingy looking and I started to see wear on my front teeth. In my job, I meet with people all day and began to realize how important a nice smile is. Dr. Henry talked to me about my options and I decided to finally go ahead with treatment. I could not believe how great my teeth looked just in the temporaries and even better with the permanent veneers and crowns! My teeth were previously small for my stature and now my teeth fit my face! I get compliments everyday on my "beautiful smile" and I find myself smiling more often." Signed, Bill

Using sophisticated computerized EMG (electromyography of the jaw muscle), TMJ sonography, and magnetic jaw tracking equipment, Dr. Henry can identify the ideal bite position of your jaw. Imagine being able to return to the normal routine of family life and business relationships independent of debilitating discomfort and pain medications, or even that annoying click.

Dr. Henry has studied extensively with the top neuromuscular dentists in the world to become expert enough to teach neuromuscular dentistry principles to other dentists. Find out how he can help you by calling (714) 385-1672 or completing the form on this page to arrange your initial consultation. Orange Center for Cosmetic Dentistry serves patients in and around Orange County areas like Anaheim, Fullerton, Orange, and more.